Review: Every Little Kindness

Even in the divisive time we live in, I believe the one thing we can all agree on is that the world could use a little more kindness. If you agree, I think you will like the picture book I’m sharing today. Every Little Kindness by Marta Bartolj captures the the way one small act of kindness can impact and entire community.

Title: Every Little Kindness
Author/Illustrator: Marta Bartolj
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Published: October 12, 2021
Format: Picture Book

This wordless picture book opens with a young woman searching for her lost dog. As she begins her day of searching, she generously gives an apple to a man, creating a wave of kindness that ripples throughout the entire town. We follow along as each person who witnesses an act of kindness in turn performs their own act of kindness.

The illustrations are lovely and I really appreciated the way the colors are muted so the reds stand out, highlighting the acts of kindness themselves.

Every Little Kindness is officially released tomorrow (October 12, 2021), but you can preorder your copy today wherever books are sold, including Bookshop and Amazon.

Thank you so much to Chronicle Books for sending me a review copy of this wonderful book. I can’t wait to share it with my little one to show him how we can spread kindness throughout our new city.

About the Author/Illustrator:

Marta Bartolj is an artist and illustrator from Novo Mesto, Slovenia. She holds a master’s degree from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana, where she immersed herself in the study of illustration. Every Little Kindness, the first book she authored, was recognized as an outstanding wordless picture book at the Kristina Brenkova Awards. Marta lives in Trebnje, Slovenia.

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